Village councilor shot in Zambo City

September 16, 2010 12:19 pm· Comments Off on Village councilor shot in Zambo City 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Sept. 15 — The local police are conducting a thorough investigation to unmask the gunman who shot and wounded a village councilor in this southern port city.

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NPA rebels raid banana plantation in N. Cotabato‏

September 16, 2010 12:19 pm· Comments Off on NPA rebels raid banana plantation in N. Cotabato‏ 

KIDAPAWAN CITY, Sept. 15 — Some 50 fully-armed New People's Army (NPA) rebels raided a banana plantation in Tulunan town in North Cotabato, torched cargo trucks and other vehicles of the company, and seized firearms of the security personnel and village guards assigned at the area, around 10 a.m. Wednesday.

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Davao judge orders release of two brothers after 10 years in prison

September 16, 2010 12:19 pm· Comments Off on Davao judge orders release of two brothers after 10 years in prison 

By Jessie L. Casalda

DAVAO CITY, Sept. 15 – After spending almost 10 years in jail, two brothers have walked free out of the courtroom after the Regional Trial Court (RTC) acquitted them of murder charges for lack of evidence.

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DPWH details measures to prevent defects in newly completed road projects

September 16, 2010 12:19 pm· Comments Off on DPWH details measures to prevent defects in newly completed road projects 

ILOILO CITY, Sept. 16 – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) here detailed several measures to prevent defects of their newly completed concrete pavements even with the adoption of correct construction methods and good quality materials in its various road concreting projects.

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Agro-enterprise clustering program up in Central Antique

September 16, 2010 12:19 pm· Comments Off on Agro-enterprise clustering program up in Central Antique 

ILOILO CITY, Sept. 16 – Local government units in Central Antique are the first recipients of the National Convergence Initiative (NCI) in Western Visayas, a project spearheaded by the Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

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Davao City rakes P5.1B investments in 2009

September 16, 2010 12:19 pm· Comments Off on Davao City rakes P5.1B investments in 2009 

DAVAO CITY, Sept. 16 — The Davao City government raked P5.1 billion worth of investments registered with the Davao City Investment and Promotion Center (DCIPC) in 2009, or 256 percent growth from previous year.

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Cebu traders hope to get 20% slice of RP’s budget

September 16, 2010 12:19 pm· Comments Off on Cebu traders hope to get 20% slice of RP’s budget 

CEBU CITY, SEPT. 16 – Cebu traders are hopeful the province can get at least a 20-percent share of the country’s national budget.

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RP’s energy sector has P932B liability, energy chief says

September 16, 2010 12:19 pm· Comments Off on RP’s energy sector has P932B liability, energy chief says 

CEBU CITY, Sept. 16 – Energy Secretary Jose Rene Almendras on Wednesday said the total liability of the Philippine energy sector is P932 billion or USD 20 billion.

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Cyprus minister says more measures needed to curb deficit

September 16, 2010 12:19 pm· Comments Off on Cyprus minister says more measures needed to curb deficit 

NICOSIA, Sept. 16 — Cyprus Finance Minister Charilaos Stavrakis presented on Wednesday an upbeat estimate about the island state's economy growth but admitted that more measures are required to bring the deficit down.

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Mideast peace talks underway at very rapid pace, U.S. Mideast envoy

September 16, 2010 12:19 pm· Comments Off on Mideast peace talks underway at very rapid pace, U.S. Mideast envoy 

JERUSALEM, Sept. 16 — The Israeli-Palestinian peace talks have "gotten underway at a very rapid pace," U.S. Middle East envoy George Mitchell said Wednesday night after Israeli and Palestinian leaders held their second round of direct talks in Jerusalem.

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